Some boat building pictures.

David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. James B Franks says:

    Are you going to have room to do the cross beams in there? It looks pretty tight.Report

    • David Ryan in reply to James B Franks says:

      The distance between the hulls in the shot above is about 5 feet. The distance between them with the akas (crossbeams) installed is about 10 feet, giving the boat an ultimate beam of about 20 feet, which is just a hair too much to fit in the shop.

      So, once the hulls are weather tight, we’ll move the whole operation to a boat yard in Sag Harbor for final assembly, rigging, and launch.Report

  2. Stillwater says:

    I used to boat with a guy named Jim Franks. You ever been to Salida?Report

  3. Rufus F. says:

    Hey, I met my wife on the Internet too! On a discussion board about Britpop of all things. We’ve been together for something like nine years now and married for almost seven. The other day, a salesgirl jokingly warned us about the ‘seven year itch’ and we bit our tongues.

    At any rate, when we have these heated fight here between pseudonymous people who’ve never met, I always wonder how long they’d be so heated face to face.Report

    • David Ryan in reply to Rufus F. says:

      Dear Rufus,

      Why is it you are one of the very ffew people who can reliably be counted on to get the gist of my posts? Some sort of found-my-spouse-on-the-internet kinship perhaps?

      At any rate, sainted Fallows has a bit that is on point:

      “When I was in college I worked on a project for Ralph Nader, long before his days as a presidential candidate.  One evening he gave me his own graybeard lecture, from his venerable position as a man who had reached his mid-30s. (A picture from those days at left, though not by me.) He said that a really unattractive personality type was the journalistic bully-coward. That is, the person who breathes absolute fire when sitting at the keyboard, but skulks away nervously if he catches sight of someone he’d so fearlessly denounced from the writer’s chair.”

      My problem has always been slightly different: I have to be mindful not to say things to people on the internet that I would gleefully say to their faces.Report